Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Darryl Strawberry: 1990 Fleer Canadian

What a beautiful card. I wish Strawberry's bat pierce the blue border like his helmet did. And the back of this card is crisp and bright and delicious: like a ripe, big apple. (See what I did there?)

This joins the American printed one from "Phila." that I got from Tom/Angels in Order back in 2017. If you're curious, then please go to that post and just look at the difference in the colors on the verso.

Strawberry was coming off a down year in 1989, which, from his 134 games we can deduce was hindered by some injuries. And in 1990, he rebounded many of his offensive numbers, finishing 3rd in the MVP race, finishing distantly behind Pirates teammates Barry Bonds (1st) and Bobby Bonilla (2nd).


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7 comments:

  1. I agree with you on the bat needing to go outside the border here. It would make this card so much better!

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    1. Thanks! I was afraid I'd be on an island about that!

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  2. Me too. It seems odd the bat isn't extended beyond the border.

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  3. Wait. Fleer made a Canadian version??

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  4. I wonder what the Canadian print run is compared to the US. I just looked at my box of extra Gwynns and I have three US copies, but no Canadian ones.

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